Philadelphia 76ers Would Draft Andrew Wiggins If Season Ended Today

By Alan Gung
Mark D. Smith-USA TODAY Sports

If the NBA Draft started today the Philadelphia 76ers would have the No. 3 overall pick. Though getting the top pick is sweet, the third pick might be the sweetest. According to the third pick would be Andrew Wiggins.

Wiggins would be the best option for the Sixers considering his potential. He is the most hyped player of the 2014 NBA Draft so the Sixers could look like winners for the second consecutive year. The Sixers believed the got the steal of the 2013 draft by trading for the rights to Nerlens Noel, who was also the most hyped player in the draft.

Pretty much the top five expected draft picks will become stars. Wiggins appears to have the highest ceiling with his 6-foot-8, 200-pound frame. The explosive small forward out of Kansas would give the Sixers an instant slasher and LeBron James-type player who could carry a team to the championship.

The Sixers haven’t had an identity or marketable player since Allen Iverson. Wiggins gives the Sixers both.

Though Wiggins hasn’t been the player he’s hyped to be since he started his first game at Kansas, he can eventually become the superstar player teams covet. He’s averaging 15.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and a steal per game for Kansas.

Wiggins had many games where he dominated, but then for the ones he didn’t he struggled. He would be an immediate contributor to the Sixers. The only problem is his shooting where he’s just 32.7-percent on three-pointers.

Despite falling behind fellow teammate Joel Embiid and rival Duke guard Jabari Parker, Wiggins appears to have the most potential and that potential can make the Sixers one tough.

Alan Gung is a Philadelphia 76ers writer for Follow him on Twitter @AlanGung, “Like” him on Facebook or add him to your network on Google.


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